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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Group Information

Are you planning a visit to Thomas Edison National Historical Park for your club, charitable organization, civic group, family, scouting, or any other group of people? We're happy to assist you in planning a meaningful visit to the Park.

A group visit to the park includes:
1. Meeting a ranger in the courtyard entrance.
2. 1 Hour Ranger led tour of the Main Laboratory Complex, Building 5.
3. "Invention Factory" movie in the visitor center.

For more information or reservation call our Education and Group Tour Coordinator at 973-736-0550 x33

Here is information to know prior to calling:

Group Size: Thomas Edison's Laboratory Complex is best enjoyed by groups of 15 to 30 people maximum. A group of this size may also tour Glenmont*, Edison's estate.

*Please note Glenmont tours are only available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Reservation is required.

Cost of Visit: All visitors to Thomas Edison NHP are responsible for the same entrance fee: $7 for everyone 16 and over. There is no discounted group rate. We do participate in the America the Beautiful Pass Program.

Food and Picnicking: We do not have a food concession. Additionally, there is no food or drink permitted anywhere inside the Park. There is no picnicking inside the park, however there are several local county parks with picnic areas for more info click here.

Parking: Parking is available at both the Laboratory and Glenmont. We also have 2 spots for buses at the lab complex. There is no charge for parking.

If you have any further questions, or to make a reservation, please call our Education and Group Tour Coordinator at 973-736-0550 x33.
If you are looking to reserve a school group: For Teachers
If you are looking to book a business meeting, tour, or corporate event: Permits

Did You Know?

Charles Edison taken in 1945.

Charles Edison, Thomas Edison's son from his second marriage to Mina Miller, was Governor of the State of New Jersey from 1941 to 1944.